Presenter: Dr. Xiaoyu Cui (Canadian Light Source Inc., University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Topic: Photoemission spectroscopy research in Canada
Time: 9:30 a.m., March 18, 2016
Location: Conference Room B, BLDG 909-1F
Photoemission spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools to characterize thin film, powder materials. Two important information can be obtained from this technique analysis: the oxidation states and the determination of the atomic environments (surface/interface). In this talk, I will present few examples to show our latest progress in battery materials and catalysis materials.
Dr. Xiaoyu Cui is a staff scientist in Canadian Light Source Inc. and adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics Engineering Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Physics from Lanzhou University (China) in 2000 and 2003, and Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from University of Hiroshima (Japan) in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow working at Wuerzburg University and Duisburg-Essen University (Germany) and Swiss Light Source, PSIÐ (Switzerland), he started his independent research career as staff scientist at Canadian Light Source Inc. since 2011. Since 2013, he was accepted to Adjunct Professor in Department of Physics Engineering Science, University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include Physical or chemical properties of novel materials and battery materials; superconducting materials, other magnetic ultra-thin films and nano-particles.Understanding the interactions between light and matter using spectroscopy and microscopy techniques: time-resolved high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, core level photoemission and absorption spectroscopy, inelastic x-ray scattering spectroscopy.Surface and interface properties of materials - metals, semiconductors, insulators andsuperconductors. Ultra-thin film growth and characterization. So far, He has published over 40 scientific articles, including in Nature Nanotech, Physical Review B, Physical Review Letter, Applied Catalysis A, Advanced Science, Advanced Materials, and has given more than 20 invited talks/seminars